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OT: P51 Mustang documentary

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by daddio211, Sep 26, 2010.

  1. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 6,002


    Yes, it's off-topic but right in line with what the vast majority of us love.

    I had this incredible link emailed to me and I think a lot of you guys will enjoy it too. It's a little over 25 minutes long (nearly 30 with the credits) and worth the time to watch!
  2. big creep
    Joined: Feb 5, 2008
    Posts: 2,945

    big creep

    thanks man! thats rad!
  3. Greaser Bob
    Joined: Mar 5, 2006
    Posts: 1,325

    Greaser Bob

    Holy shit man............speechless.
  4. Johnny Gee
    Joined: Dec 3, 2009
    Posts: 9,448

    Johnny Gee
    from Downey, Ca

    That was truely awsome. I just kept hopeing that the planes numbers came up to be the origanal Feburary, that would have been the iceing on the cake.

  5. drflex
    Joined: Jan 31, 2007
    Posts: 280


    wow.. thanks for sharing
  6. Thrillbilly
    Joined: Sep 29, 2007
    Posts: 33

    from Joplin,MO

    Thanks a million for posting this, What a neat story !!
  7. hotflint
    Joined: May 9, 2009
    Posts: 310


    thank you for posting this!
  8. texoutsider
    Joined: Jul 6, 2005
    Posts: 826

    from Frisco, Tx

    Thanks..........great film, great story.

  9. Steves32
    Joined: Aug 28, 2007
    Posts: 1,280

    from So Cal

    Worth every minute! Very moving!
  10. Very cool! "sniff"
  11. very very cool. they just dont make them like that anymore. man or machine. thanks for posting.
  12. 29nash
    Joined: Nov 6, 2008
    Posts: 4,544

    from colorado

  13. Hot Rod Bob
    Joined: Mar 21, 2007
    Posts: 1,146

    Hot Rod Bob
    from T-ville Ky

    Thank you!...That is a awesome story, so many times I think we do not give The Greatest Generation the thanks they deserve.
  14. Shane7
    Joined: Sep 25, 2009
    Posts: 9


    Cool story thanks man . If you want to see warbirds preform like they were ment to atend the reno air race in September coolest thing I've ever seen.The fastest motor sport in the world.
  15. Exceptional video.
  16. 55chieftan
    Joined: Feb 13, 2008
    Posts: 309

    from Maryland

    Very moving and emotional. Thanks for posting.
  17. boldventure
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  19. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,095

    from Hawaii

    Thank you for posting this. For sure these gentlemen and their war birds are a special breed. I saw a P-51 Mustang at the Experimental Aviation Museum in Oshkosh Wisconsin last week. It is part of their WWII aircraft section. What an amazing aircraft. Right behind it is a Rolls Royce engine on a stand, valve covers removed. My first thought was, "How would this engine do in a car?" Dumbass me! lol The place is well worth a visit.
  20. Cshabang
    Joined: Mar 30, 2004
    Posts: 2,458


    idk what to say.....thank you
  21. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
    Posts: 8,675


    p-51's are sexy
  22. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    I was tearing up with his grand daughter.
  23. There was an article in one of the warbird mags about this a few months back. I haven't seen the video, but "February" was at Thunder over Michigan this summer. Dumb me, I didn't think to get a picture of it.!

    Thanks for the link!

  24. Thank you for posting this film nice to see there are still some people in this world that give these men such love and respect. To see Mr. Brooks grandkids with such pride of their grandfather is truly a beautiful thing.
    Keeps my Dad's memory alive inside me just watching as he was a RCAF mechanic during WWII . Thanks , Rob.
  25. historynw
    Joined: May 26, 2008
    Posts: 806


    Thanks, made me a little verklempt. Great story.

    We have P51-C coming to the Montgomery NY Airfield with a B-17 & 24 on 10-1 -10-4-10...its always a treat to see the old girls.

    the planes.
  26. tubman
    Joined: May 16, 2007
    Posts: 5,851


    Absolutely fabulous; this is the first time I have cried in 40 years!
  27. Chalupa55
    Joined: Feb 3, 2008
    Posts: 152

    from So-Cal

    That was an great. Not gonna lie I cried a little, both my grandfathers were in WWII and one was the top turret gunner on a B-17. Wish they were still here, so I could talk with them again.
  28. daddio211
    Joined: Aug 26, 2008
    Posts: 6,002


    Glad so many of you liked this as much as I did. Both of my grandfathers fought in WWII too, one Army, one Navy. Both saw plenty of action and had great stories. Stories to make any American proud.

    I shed a few myself. That was the second best 1/2 hour of my night!
  29. Yutan Flash
    Joined: Aug 6, 2008
    Posts: 733

    Yutan Flash
    from Gretna, NE

    For 9/11 a few weeks ago a couple of P-51s did the flyover before the start of the Nebraska-Idaho football game. When I heard a pair of Merlins screaming in from the north, I knew immediately what was coming. "Why couldn't they have had a cool plane like a Stealth bomber fly over" my wife said to me. "Honey, those were P-51 Mustangs - there's NOTHING cooler than that, and those Merlins are magic to my ears!" She got her wish this past weekend with a 4-plane formation of F-16s, but was nothing compared to those '51s!

    On the other hand, one of the few WWII stories my father told me was in the fall of 1944, outside of Kornwesthiem (north of Stuttgart), he decided not to go to the Luftschutzkeller (that's air raid shelter for you non-German speakers) from the fourth floor of his barracks when the air-raid siren went off, and got a first-hand look at a pair of P-51s at work strafing anti-aircraft batteries just outside his window. After their first pass, he made a bee-line down the stairs.

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